Spinning reel on a fly rod.

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  • #7236
    troutfishernz
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    Ive got a Okuma 6wt fly rod which has sat in the shed never used for 6 years. Was thinking it would make a good light weight spin rod, Was going to put a small reel with 4lb line and use it for trout fishing. Anyone tried spin reels on a fly rod?

    Also anyone know what line kg rating a fly 6wt rod would Eg 1-3,2-4,3-5?

    #21651
    yellowfin
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    Ask Kevo, he often uses a spin reel on fly rod, unsure onthe weight of his rod or line though, Maybe 4kg would be ok dunno really

    #21902
    Anonymous
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    Had a mate in Colorado that would run a spinner on a fly rod. Looked funny to me, but he did alright with it. He could cast like the devil with it. But you gotta remember, it’s not about how many fish you catch, its how good you look doing it!

    #21904
    troutfishernz
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    Yeah, I had a few casts using spinners with the fly rod in the park a few weeks ago and could cast for miles easily 30-40% more distance than I could ever get with the spinning rod. But then found out that Braid and mono cuts up fly rod guides really bad so haven’t bothered since.

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